The perfect antidote to those intimidating/boring music theory texts! Theory Into Practice takes basic concepts of music theory and illustrates each one using music from the popular repertoire, in a full PVG arrangements.
Each chapter begins with an explanation of the theoretical concepts (sometimes illustrated with excerpts) followed by a PVG arrangement of the song that clearly shows how the concept can be/has been used in popular music.
Ostinato and Syncopation (illustrated with "Clocks" by Coldplay)
Imitation and Time Signatures (illustrated with "I Say a Little Prayer" by Burt Bacharach)
Compound Time Signatures (7/4 and 6/8, in Sting's "I Was Brought to My Senses")
The Circle of 5ths ("I Will Survive")
Chromaticism and Recitative ("If I Were a Rich Man")
Canon ("Panis Angelicus, " as a duet)
Modes ("Scarborough Fair") 80 pages.